Lifestyle Communities withdraws guidance after media coverage, digs in heels on exit fee model

Lifestyle Communities withdraws guidance after media coverage, digs in heels on exit fee model

Lifestyle Communities (ASX: LIC), a $1.1 billion land lease community developer that has lost almost half its market capitalisation since the start of 2024, has withdr...

American Express to pay $8m fine over inappropriate targeting of co-branded David Jones credit cards

American Express to pay $8m fine over inappropriate targeting of co-branded David Jones credit cards

American Express Australia (Amex) has been ordered to pay an $8 mil...

Results from Juukan Gorge show 47,000 years of Aboriginal heritage destroyed in mining blast

Results from Juukan Gorge show 47,000 years of Aboriginal heritage destroyed in mining blast

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this arti...

From Michael Hill to Adore Beauty, retailers rise on positive sales results

From Michael Hill to Adore Beauty, retailers rise on positive sales results

A handful of retailers including jeweller Michael Hill Internationa...

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ACCC raises concerns over Lendlease sale of masterplanned communities to Stockland, Supalai

ACCC raises concerns over Lendlease sale of masterplanned communities to Stockland, Supalai

Australia's competition watchdog has raised concerns around Len...

Airtasker scores second media-for-equity deal in two weeks as KIIS FM owner joins the party

Airtasker scores second media-for-equity deal in two weeks as KIIS FM owner joins the party

Online services marketplace Airtasker (ASX: ART) has struck its sec...

Gurner and Qualitas buy out development partner Newmark for Jam Factory project on Chapel Street

Gurner and Qualitas buy out development partner Newmark for Jam Factory project on Chapel Street

Luxury property developer Gurner and alternative real estate manage...

Home building approvals rebound in May

Home building approvals rebound in May

Australia's residential construction industry may be showing so...

Redactive bags $11.5m for enterprise-grade GenAI engineer service

Redactive bags $11.5m for enterprise-grade GenAI engineer service

Melbourne-headquartered startup Redactive aims to give the gen...

Global detective agency Pinkerton spies an opportunity with Verifact Investigations acquisition

Global detective agency Pinkerton spies an opportunity with Verifact Investigations acquisition

After more than three decades in business with its expertise in com...

Booktopia dystopia as Australia's largest online bookseller enters administration

Booktopia dystopia as Australia's largest online bookseller enters administration

A last-ditch effort to secure working capital for Booktopia (ASX: B...

Canva buys Europe HQ building and two more London properties

Canva buys Europe HQ building and two more London properties

Sydney-headquartered graphic design giant Canva is literally increa...

Quintessential buys Commonwealth Bank Building in Brisbane CBD for $250m

Quintessential buys Commonwealth Bank Building in Brisbane CBD for $250m

An A-grade office tower in the Brisbane CBD at the bottom of the Qu...

Sydney creative intelligence agency JustEggs poached by Seedtag

Sydney creative intelligence agency JustEggs poached by Seedtag

A Spanish-founded contextual advertising company that has rais...

Fitout construction giant SHAPE sees record new project wins of more than $1 billion

Fitout construction giant SHAPE sees record new project wins of more than $1 billion

While building approval numbers remain down on historic levels and ...

Motorola Solutions acquires Sydney-based operational resilience software company Noggin

Motorola Solutions acquires Sydney-based operational resilience software company Noggin

Noggin, a Sydney-founded global provider of cloud-based busine...

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Entrepreneurship

Brisbane's brightest chosen for 2024 MedTech Global Accelerator Program

Brisbane's brightest chosen for 2024 MedTech Global Accelerator Program

Researching parasitic worms to develop treatments for inflammatory diseases, creating 3D bio-printed wound dressings, and developing advanced diagnostic tools for early dis...

How Shopfront is using AI to simplify the second-hand seller experience

How Shopfront is using AI to simplify the second-hand seller experience

A Melbourne-based start-up using artificial intelligence (AI) ...

E-commerce tech scale-up OrderEditing waves goodbye to customer service emails on Shopify

E-commerce tech scale-up OrderEditing waves goodbye to customer service emails on Shopify

"Our whole bet is that in 12 months, you'll never con...

Toner brothers' AI-driven document processing company Affinda raising $10m for global growth

Toner brothers' AI-driven document processing company Affinda raising $10m for global growth

A Melbourne-headquartered company that uses artificial intelligence...

Mergers and Acquisitions

Accolade Wines owner buys French giant Pernod Ricard’s global wine assets

Accolade Wines owner buys French giant Pernod Ricard’s global wine assets

Australian Wine Holdco, a consortium that owns the country’s ...

Former IPO hopeful Limepay acquired by Spenda at a fraction of the $43.5m invested

Former IPO hopeful Limepay acquired by Spenda at a fraction of the $43.5m invested

White-label buy-now pay-later (BNPL) company Limepay may have ...

Brisbane-based IT consultancy Exent acquired by Atturra for up to $8m

Brisbane-based IT consultancy Exent acquired by Atturra for up to $8m

Founder-led IT consultancy Exent is set to join the growing portfol...

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Retail

From Michael Hill to Adore Beauty, retailers rise on positive sales results

From Michael Hill to Adore Beauty, retailers rise on positive sales results

A handful of retailers including jeweller Michael Hill Internationa...

Wing enters largest Australian drone delivery area to date through Melbourne launch with DoorDash

Wing enters largest Australian drone delivery area to date through Melbourne launch with DoorDash

Alphabet-owned drone delivery company Wing has announced its entry ...

Investors sour on Aussie Broadband's new challenger brand Buddy Telco with $10m marketing cost

Investors sour on Aussie Broadband's new challenger brand Buddy Telco with $10m marketing cost

After rival Superloop (ASX: SLC) scooped up its white labelling agr...

Beer Cartel, Brewquets acquired by Just Wines

Beer Cartel, Brewquets acquired by Just Wines

After stocking up its cellar with non-alcoholic specialty store&nbs...

 

Opinion

Why the saga at MONA is one of the most effective pieces of performance art I’ve seen

Why the saga at MONA is one of the most effective pieces of performance art I’ve seen

In the latest instalment of the Ladies Lounge saga at Hobart’...

How EVs can provide electricity backup, feeding power into the grid when transmission lines fall

How EVs can provide electricity backup, feeding power into the grid when transmission lines fall

Electric vehicles are an increasingly common sight on Australian ro...

With Booktopia poised for collapse, it doesn’t mean bookshops are in trouble

With Booktopia poised for collapse, it doesn’t mean bookshops are in trouble

At its height, Australia’s largest online bookseller, Booktop...

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Capital Raising & Finance

Zip Co raising up to $267 million to pay down debt

Zip Co raising up to $267 million to pay down debt

With shares in buy-now pay-later giant Zip Co (ASX: ZIP) now tradin...

Former IPO hopeful Limepay acquired by Spenda at a fraction of the $43.5m invested

Former IPO hopeful Limepay acquired by Spenda at a fraction of the $43.5m invested

White-label buy-now pay-later (BNPL) company Limepay may have ...

Melbourne construction safety software group HammerTech receives $105m investment for growth

Melbourne construction safety software group HammerTech receives $105m investment for growth

HammerTech, a Melbourne-headquartered safety intelligence software ...

E-waste processor Sircel raises $5m from Kilara to fund national expansion

E-waste processor Sircel raises $5m from Kilara to fund national expansion

Leading Sydney-based e-waste processor Sircel has followed up its r...

Property

Lifestyle Communities withdraws guidance after media coverage, digs in heels on exit fee model

Lifestyle Communities withdraws guidance after media coverage, digs in heels on exit fee model

Lifestyle Communities (ASX: LIC), a $1.1 billion land lease co...

Salvo Property acquires $73m site in western Melbourne to build master-planned community

Salvo Property acquires $73m site in western Melbourne to build master-planned community

Melbourne property developer Salvo has finalised a $73 million tran...

Melbourne construction safety software group HammerTech receives $105m investment for growth

Melbourne construction safety software group HammerTech receives $105m investment for growth

HammerTech, a Melbourne-headquartered safety intelligence software ...

Australian Vintage sells last vestiges of its Chateau Yaldara holding to Seppeltsfield

Australian Vintage sells last vestiges of its Chateau Yaldara holding to Seppeltsfield

After shoring up $45 million in extra capital through a recent rais...

Leadership

Golden handshakes to departing ASX100 CEOs hit 12-year high

Golden handshakes to departing ASX100 CEOs hit 12-year high

Around one in every six CEOs of ASX100 companies left their job&nbs...

Maggie Beer Holdings CEO Kinda Grange resigns just 16 months into the job

Maggie Beer Holdings CEO Kinda Grange resigns just 16 months into the job

The revolving door of leadership at Maggie Beer Holdings (ASX: MBH)...

Advanced Navigation co-founder Xavier Orr retires as co-CEO

Advanced Navigation co-founder Xavier Orr retires as co-CEO

Xavier Orr, an entrepreneur whose university thesis would pave the ...

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Health

Brisbane biotech Gelomics raises $2.2m for 3D tissue culture to phase out animal testing

Brisbane biotech Gelomics raises $2.2m for 3D tissue culture to phase out animal testing

Gelomics, a Brisbane-based biotech whose LunaGel 3D tissue culture ...

Perth-based Revo Fitness boosts nationwide footprint with 11 new locations

Perth-based Revo Fitness boosts nationwide footprint with 11 new locations

Rapidly growing Perth-based gym band Revo Fitness has announced it ...

Sports-tech Catapult kicking new goals to drive revenue past US$100m

Sports-tech Catapult kicking new goals to drive revenue past US$100m

Melbourne-based sports technology company Catapult Group Internatio...

Bailador invests $20m in fast-growing telehealth startup Updoc

Bailador invests $20m in fast-growing telehealth startup Updoc

Sydney-headquartered digital healthcare platform Updoc has broken f...

SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Results from Juukan Gorge show 47,000 years of Aboriginal heritage destroyed in mining blast

Results from Juukan Gorge show 47,000 years of Aboriginal heritage destroyed in mining blast

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this arti...

Here’s how to make sure Indigenous businesses keep thriving across a wide range of industries

Here’s how to make sure Indigenous businesses keep thriving across a wide range of industries

When discussing the creativity and ingenuity of Indigenous people, ...

E-waste processor Sircel raises $5m from Kilara to fund national expansion

E-waste processor Sircel raises $5m from Kilara to fund national expansion

Leading Sydney-based e-waste processor Sircel has followed up its r...

Climate Impact Corporation plans Australia's largest green hydrogen projects in SA, NT

Climate Impact Corporation plans Australia's largest green hydrogen projects in SA, NT

A global renewable energy project developer that only officially op...

 

Technology

Brisbane's brightest chosen for 2024 MedTech Global Accelerator Program

Brisbane's brightest chosen for 2024 MedTech Global Accelerator Program

Researching parasitic worms to develop treatments for inflammatory ...

Wing enters largest Australian drone delivery area to date through Melbourne launch with DoorDash

Wing enters largest Australian drone delivery area to date through Melbourne launch with DoorDash

Alphabet-owned drone delivery company Wing has announced its entry ...

Melbourne construction safety software group HammerTech receives $105m investment for growth

Melbourne construction safety software group HammerTech receives $105m investment for growth

HammerTech, a Melbourne-headquartered safety intelligence software ...

Brisbane-based IT consultancy Exent acquired by Atturra for up to $8m

Brisbane-based IT consultancy Exent acquired by Atturra for up to $8m

Founder-led IT consultancy Exent is set to join the growing portfol...

Legal

American Express to pay $8m fine over inappropriate targeting of co-branded David Jones credit cards

American Express to pay $8m fine over inappropriate targeting of co-branded David Jones credit cards

American Express Australia (Amex) has been ordered to pay an $8 mil...

Telstra fined $1.55m by ACMA for failings in thwarting SIM-swap scams

Telstra fined $1.55m by ACMA for failings in thwarting SIM-swap scams

A failure by Telstra to implement customer ID authentication proces...

Oodie supplier fined $100,000 over lack of fire safety labelling on kids wear

Oodie supplier fined $100,000 over lack of fire safety labelling on kids wear

Davie Clothing, the company behind popular loungewear brand The Ood...

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Marketing

Investors sour on Aussie Broadband's new challenger brand Buddy Telco with $10m marketing cost

Investors sour on Aussie Broadband's new challenger brand Buddy Telco with $10m marketing cost

After rival Superloop (ASX: SLC) scooped up its white labelling agr...

Think you’ve decided what to buy? Actually, your brain is still deciding

Think you’ve decided what to buy? Actually, your brain is still deciding

You are standing in the cereal aisle, weighing up whether to buy a ...

Sydney creative intelligence agency JustEggs poached by Seedtag

Sydney creative intelligence agency JustEggs poached by Seedtag

A Spanish-founded contextual advertising company that has rais...

High-growth seltzer brand Hard Fizz secures $2.5m from seasoned investors

High-growth seltzer brand Hard Fizz secures $2.5m from seasoned investors

Hard Fizz, a Gold Coast-based alcoholic seltzer drinks company that...

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